Restaurants

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Dizi

The name gives a clue to the menu: that's right, it's Iran's favourite lamb, potato and chickpea stew. Here they do it damn well, served with all the trimmings including fresh herb salad and a jug of the minty yoghu…
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Divan

Plush Divan is the pick of several restaurants operated by the Monsoon Group on the 8th floor of the swanky Sam Center. Chic furnishings, including striking portraits by Iranian artist Fataneh Dadkhah, set the the l…
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Azari Traditional Teahouse

Just north of the train station, this large and wonderfully atmospheric chaykhaneh (teahouse) is justly popular with locals. The dizi (lamb, potato and chickpea stew) and kashk-e bademjan (eggplant fried and mashed …
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Koohpayeh

There's fierce competition for diners at the many restaurants and teahouses that line the babbling river that flows through Darband, but most in-the-know locals favour this elegant place near the start of the villag…
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Gilaneh

Rustic wooden beams, glazed tiles and a lively, friendly atmosphere all set the scene for the delicious Gilan-region food served at one of Tehran's most popular restaurants. Sample the mix of dips and the deep fried…
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Khoone

The next best thing to getting invited to a Tehrani's home for a meal is sampling the lovingly made dishes at this cute, cosy cafe. Khoone means 'home' in Farsi and the place is deliberately designed to put guests a…
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S.P.U Restaurant

One of the pleasures of a visit to leafy Darakeh, high in northern Tehran, is to enjoy a meal at its riverside restaurants. This is the best one, with both a main dining hall and private cabins where you can sit on …
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Khoshbin

Tiny, no-frills Khoshbin is an institution among Tehranis, who cram onto the fast-turnover tables for an authentic Gilaki (food from the Gilan region) lunch. Try the mirza ghasemi (mashed eggplant, squash, garlic, t…
Vegetarian in Tehran

Coffee Shop & Veggie Restaurant of Iranian Artists’ Forum

Wholesome vegetarian meals are served in this popular place where the produce is bought fresh each day and the kitchen is completely meat-free, so there'll be no surprises in the salads, pizzas or khoresht (stew). T…
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Moslem

There's almost always a long line (which does move reasonably quickly) snaking out of this famous restaurant that's located on a couple of upper floors of a building overlooking the main entrance square to the Grand…